Thursday, December 30, 2010

Zoo/Food/Shopping

   The girls and I went with Granny and Poppy and Juliet (the Ugandan graduate student who has lived with my parents for the past six months) to the zoo.  The weather was gorgeous - 68 degrees this afternoon!  There is a new baby chimpanzee at the zoo and we were able to watch him up close for a long time.  He was adorable! 
   We met Robie at her office and admired the view from the 11th floor.  Rachel thought Robie worked in a hotel...  Robie took us to a really good Asian buffet for lunch.  Katherine had 6 different kinds of dumplings, Rachel ate half her body weight in noodles, and I tried everything in the dim sum steamers so we were all happy.
   We waddled around and did a little after Christmas shopping after that.  The most interesting part of the day was when Juliet took us to an African American hair products shop.  I'd never been in such a store, but it was so interesting.  The girls had a grand time checking out the many styles of wigs and the packages of beads and barretes.  I even found (and bought) the ever-elusive little girls red hair bands for Rachel.  It was a new cultural experience for us and we loved it.

1 comment:

  1. We went to the zoo today, too. When can you go to the zoo at the end of December!??? The kids needed to get out and burn off some energy! Glad you guys had fun!

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